If you’re a regular Fightlinker reader (and why wouldn’t you be, we’re so sexay), you’ll already be familiar with Afghanistan’s boxing women. They’re pretty cool because you know half the country thinks the only boxing a woman should be involved in is the box her head is put in for daring to box. Shine on, you brave Afghan women. I hope you don’t get crushed when the Taliban inevitably retake control of your sh*thole country.

In the same vein, here’s pictures of Iran’s female ninjas. No, this isn’t a squad created by the government a la Kim Jong Il’s magical bodyguard squad. It sounds like Iran went through a martial arts fad in the late 80s and as a result there are now over 3500 women training to become ninja. Fortunately for them, being a ninja is one of the few things that don’t require Muslim women to wear less clothing than they normally do. More great pictures of these ladies in action here, and a video after the jump.

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